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Will Hood Complete Defensive Puzzle?

Evander Hood

There is a lot of hype around first round talent, but the truth is successful teams do most of their damage in the rounds to follow. Even before the off-season got underway, the Cardinals were already assessing the draft pool talent at the Senior Bowl in late January. One of the players the met with was defensive tackle from Missouri, Evander "Ziggy" Hood. Jason Harris explains why.

At 6'3 298 pounds Hood is one of the larger defensive tackles in this year's draft and considered a top-five player at his position. He started every game last year for the Tigers and averaged four tackles a game. Hood finished the season tied for second on his team with five sacks and tied for first in fumbles recovered with two. A solid second or third...

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